What program is triggered to take a shot of the screen when the PrintScreen button is pressed on Windows?
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This is set to whatever screen capture program you have set as the default.
For example, I use greenshot at work, so when I press PrintScreen that application is used by default.
So the answer is, it depends but by default. Windows has it's own screen capture tool which is saved to a clipboard ready to be copied and pasted into an graphics utilities application. (eg. MS Paint, Photoshop, Corel Painter etc..).